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Free edge:
yellow/white color (+ large/lifted).

The normal colour in the nail's free edge is white/whitish.
The free edge's shape is an indirect result of the shape of the nail moon (= nail matrix). When the distal nail edge is lifted (= a painless seperation from the nail bed usually), the white zone of the free edge becomes larger and the colour turns into yellow.

Potential causes: trauma, water, nail bed disease,
medical problems (e.g. psoriasis, yellow nail syndrome).

Synonym: onycholysis.

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The eight basic components of the nail unit include:

1 - proximal nail fold; 2 - cuticle;
3 - lunula; 4 - nail plate; 5 - lateral nail folds; 6 - nail bed;
7 - hyponychium; 8 - free edge.

* NOTICE: The HandResearch Nail Tutor Tool is still in development. Currently this tool includes 57 nail disorders. The NAIL TUTOR tool is based on Medical Hand Analysis & Multi-Perspective Hand Reading, which e.g. implicates that one should keep in mind that any single nail abnormality should be expected to have an association with a range of potential causes!

The purpose of this tool is to assist you with identifying the nature of a fingernail disorder. The section fingernail disorders presents a more comprehensive overview of the most common fingernail abnormalities.